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Doctor Who Series 9 Set Report 3

As filming for Series 9 draws to a close, Special Agent Chamberlain 006 has been out and about in sunny (yes, I was surprised too) Cardiff, tracking down the production crew to their not-so-secret location of ‘Eddie’s American Diner’ on Mermaid Quay. Here is what he found…

Eddie's American Diner, complete with 'gas' pumps. Not something you see every day in Cardiff.
Eddie’s American Diner, complete with ‘gas’ pumps. Not something you see every day in Cardiff.
Peter Capaldi with scenery backdrop of mountains and desert.
Peter Capaldi with scenery backdrop of mountains and desert.
Jenna in waitress outfit. "Do you want fries with that?"
Jenna in waitress outfit. “Do you want fries with that?”
Lighting truck parked above another iconic Cardiff landmark, Ianto's shrine.
Lighting truck parked above another iconic Cardiff landmark, Ianto’s shrine.

Suggestions are that this is filming for the final episode/episodes of the series, though it is also possible that these scenes could fit in anywhere. I guess we will all know by Christmas!

Thanks again to Agent 006 for the images…

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Doctor Who – Born to Save the Universe

“I’m the Doctor, and I save people!”

The first new trailer for the forthcoming Series 9 has been released by the BBC onto YouTube today. 90 seconds of intriguing glimpses, sounds and quotes (including the one at the top of the page).

We also know when the new series will start, September 19th. This puts it four weeks later than last year and if there are no breaks will mean there is just a three week gap between season finale and Christmas episode this year.

Featuring old enemies and new aliens, as well as an interesting and mysterious encounter at the very end of the trailer, it can be viewed here….

The next ten weeks cannot come quickly enough!

Doctor Who Series 9 Set Report Number 2

Special Agent Chamberlain 006 is back, and he has once again been out on the trail of the Doctor Who crew filming in and around Cardiff for Series 9. Last week Agent 006 caught up with them during filming in and around the grounds of Caerphilly Castle. Here is his pictorial report….

A new flag replaces the familiar Welsh dragon. Looks a little like the Royal Beast of Peladon. Alternately, someone mentioned it looks like the Sheriff's standard from Robot of Sherwood.   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
A new flag replaces the familiar Welsh dragon. Looks a little like the Royal Beast of Peladon. Alternately, someone mentioned it looks like the Sheriff’s standard from Robot of Sherwood.
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

The entrance to Caerphilly Castle, with added smoke effect.   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
The entrance to Caerphilly Castle, with added smoke effect.
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

Smoke on the water.   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
Smoke on the water.
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

Effects Guy 1 - “Did we do that?”   Effects Guy 2 - “Just walk away quietly and nobody will notice.”   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
Effects Guy 1 – “Did we do that?”
Effects Guy 2 – “Just walk away quietly and nobody will notice.”
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

Ogri Eggs?   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
Ogri Eggs?
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

Peter Capaldi signing autographs for the fans.   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
Peter Capaldi signing autographs for the fans.
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

Guest Actor Daniel Hoffmann-Gill in costume.  (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
Guest Actor Daniel Hoffmann-Gill in costume.
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

Setting up the camera rig for filming down the well. Possible set-up for later studio green-screen shot?   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
Setting up the camera rig for filming down the well. Possible set-up for later studio green-screen shot?
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

Our Agent is caught by the Doctor, so poses as an 'ordinary fan' to get an autograph.   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
Our Agent is caught by the Doctor, so poses as an ‘ordinary fan’ to get an autograph.
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

A special message from the Doctor to the Facebook Doctor Who Missing Episodes Discussion Group.   (Photo by Tony Chamberlain)
A special message from the Doctor to the Facebook Doctor Who Missing Episodes Discussion Group.
(Photo by Tony Chamberlain)

 

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As ever we appreciate the efforts of Special Agent Chamberlain 006 in his ongoing mission to find and photograph the Doctor Who production crew going about their filming work. More reports as and when he files them.

Doctor Who Series 9 Set Report

Deep in the heart of urban Cardiff, the production team are hard at work filming the new series of Doctor Who. Today our special agent, known only as Chamberlain 006 and recently parachuted into Cardiff, disguised himself as a local to send us this report from the latest outdoor filming of Series 9….

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The production team began setting up overnight at Lydstep Flats in Gabalfa, Cardiff, creating a staging area about a mile away. Location set-up began before 9am in the area around the flats (previously used as the Powell Estate in ‘Rose’ and more recently as block containing Clara’s flat in ‘Time of the Doctor’) with 2pm. The team remained on site after 5pm, though whether night filming is involved is currently unknown.

Jenna Colman reading her script (Photo - Tony Chamberlain)
Jenna Colman reading her script
(Photo – Tony Chamberlain)

First spotted was Jenna Colman (Clara), who filmed three scenes involving her entering and leaving the building, while donning and removing a motorcycle helmet. Two separate outfits were worn during these scenes.

Peter Capaldi in costume (Photo - Tony Chamberlain)
Peter Capaldi in costume
(Photo – Tony Chamberlain)

Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) arrived and left in costume, though did not film outside. His scenes were presumably inside the building, and possibly also quite short.

Ingrid Oliver arrives (Photo - Tony Chamberlain)
Ingrid Oliver arrives
(Photo – Tony Chamberlain)

Also in costume were Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) making these scenes part of the UNIT episodes, most likely the two part story suggested for episodes seven and eight. Like Capaldi, they did not appear to be filming any exterior scenes.

Jemma Redgrave on set (Photo - Tony Chamberlain)
Jemma Redgrave on set
(Photo – Tony Chamberlain)

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Thanks to our anonymous special operative for that report and the set photos included with it. Great work Tony!

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